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In the Nest, we will be continuing to start each morning and afternoon session with Sensory Circuits. The children have worked hard in Sensory Circuits and they especially enjoy these sessions. We will continue to spend a few minutes on alerting: this will be activities which make the head direction change rapidly. This will be followed with a few minutes based on organising – these are complex sequences of movements, for example, balance trails. The sessions will continue to end with calming activities.

In Maths, we will continue to develop our understanding of addition and subtraction. We will move on to extending our understanding of shape. We will look at, name and sort some 2-d and some 3-d shapes.

In English, we have enjoyed reading Aladdin. We have looked at settings, characters and plot. We will move on to look at simple reports. These will be based on the human body. After, we will complete activities based on the story: A Christmas Carol. 

In Art, we will investigate using line. This will involve exploring using line with different materials, studying paintings by Miro where we will consider how he used line in these paintings. We will then use these ideas to create our own pictures in the style of Miro.

In History, we will start by thinking about changes within living memory. We will move on to find about the lives of individuals in the past, this will include members of the Royal Family. We will think about some significant events.  

In Science, we will be studying animals and their needs. This will involve identifying and naming a variety of common animals. We will think about whether different animals are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores.  We will describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals.

Our RE learning will focus on the topic: Judaism: Belonging. We will focus on why is learning to do good deeds so important to Jewish people? We will find out that Mitzvah is the Jewish word for a good deed or action. It is something which God asks all Jews to do. 

The children will continue to bring home a school reading book. We would appreciate it if you would read and discuss these books with your child as much as possible at home. 

This half term,  we will be putting homework information onto Dojo on a Wednesday afternoon. This will need to be handed in by the following Wednesday. This might be as a photo, a model or a drawing. We will start the task during school so that the children will know what to do. 

We are looking forward to another exciting and busy half term in the Nest. If you have any questions, please ask.